Investing in STEM research is crucial to Africa’s future, finds World Bank/Elsevier report
By George Lan and Iris Kisjes | Posted on 30 September 2014
Strategic investments in science and technology are crucial to meet Africa's ambitious economic development goals. To determine where to make such investments and what the returns of those investments would be, we need to measure and track the subcontinent's research enterprise. The report is intended to assess the current state of sub-Saharan Africa's research enterprise and help governments and development partners accelerate support for research and research-based education in Africa.
A new report by the World Bank and Elsevier analyzes four major developments in sub-Saharan research over the past decade, drawing primarily on data from Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database. …